It is important for your child’s teachers to know about his/her epilepsy because they may need to provide care for your child if they have a seizure during school. How much or how little you tell the school about your child’s health is up to you.
The school or teacher should have a rescue medication available, such as Diastat, if it has been prescribed for your child. They must know when and how to give it. School nurses are typically responsible for giving this medication. Some schools require the providers to complete forms to authorize medications to be given during school hours or provide a written seizure action plan. In order for your provider to discuss your child’s care with the school, you will be required to complete a Release of Information form.
Please note: In order to communicate directly with the school or another person/facilities a release of Medical Records needs to be on file for each individual or facility for information to be released to. Please contact our office for any additional information.